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Axis launches Linux computer on a chip
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:07, 27 December 2002
Axis Communications, a network technology company based in Massachusetts, has annouced availability of a system on a chip, that integrates 2MB Flash, 8MB SDRAM and an Ethernet transceiver into a single chip with a 27mm x 27mm footprint.
Indian Government Moves to Let Linux In
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:06, 27 December 2002
Webi writes "The government of India has started taking precise, wide-reaching steps to usher in a Linux wave in India." India sure seems to be a highly contested arena lately. Interestingly, India's plan calls for government-sponsored support and call centers. Looks like they've really thought this through.
Microsoft alters anti-Linux message
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:05, 27 December 2002
Microsoft Corp. executives have called the open-source software Linux a cancer. They’ve even described the increasingly popular operating system — an alternative to Microsoft’s proprietary Windows — as un-American.But now they’re hoping to attach a different word: costly.
Beginners Linux Guide: the ps command
Posted By Ken Guest - 14:02, 17 December 2002
Henning Heyne has written a Beginners Linux Guide to using the ps command for the Beginners Linux.
There's a guy down the road swears he's Slashdot Ireland
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:00, 13 December 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:00, 13 December 2002
slackroot have just started a new project, Ireland's Slackroot", basically this is a "SlashDot Ireland".
GUADEC 4 in Dublin?
Posted By Ken Guest - 15:56, 11 December 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 15:56, 11 December 2002
As contributed by nils
Would you be able to attend GUADEC 4 if held in Dublin during June of 2003?
Open Source in the EU - how one agency introduced it
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:14, 6 December 2002
Not a lot of people know that Europe has an equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration; but it has, it's based in London's docklands, and it's taking the Unix/Linux route to fulfil some pretty special and exacting networking requirements.
IBM debuts new Linux-only server
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:05, 4 December 2002
IBM will announce a new low-end server Wednesday, its first Power processor-based system that can run the Linux operating system without needing IBM's AIX as well.
Does Free Linux Have Hidden Costs?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:03, 4 December 2002
Organizations running Windows 2000 spend less in the long run for some tasks, such as print and file serving, than organizations running Linux, according to a new survey from research company IDC.
Red Hat preps Linux for technical workstations
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:02, 4 December 2002
Red Hat Inc is lining up the release of an enterprise workstation version of its Advanced Server Linux operating system. To be released in the first quarter of 2003 the workstation operating system will be aimed at technical users, but could lead to a focus on the general-purpose desktop market, according to Red Hat's vice president of engineering, Paul Cormier.
HP's Fiorina disputes Dell's claim to Linux leadership
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:42, 15 November 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:42, 15 November 2002
HewlettPackard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina Thursday morning disputed claims made earlier this week by Dell Computer Chairman and CEO Michael Dell that Unix is cooked, and that Dell is a major Linux player.
Aberdeen Group: Linux and Open Source now have more security problems than Windows
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:41, 15 November 2002
According to a report published November 12 by Aberdeen Group, "Security advisories for open source and Linux software accounted for 16 out of the 29 security advisories - about one of every two advisories - published for the first 10 months of 2002 by Cert (www.cert.org, Computer Emergency Response Team)."
Lots of Linux-related trademarks up for grabs
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:40, 15 November 2002
IBM has abandoned its trademark on the phrase "Peace, Love and Linux," according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office website. IBMofficials did not respond to our request for an explanation. Apparently, the phrase is now up for grabs if any enterprising entrepreneur wants to take advantage of the name recognition.
Support and Service Vendors list updated
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:17, 13 November 2002
The title says it all really - the
support and service vendors list has been updated.
Posted By Ken Guest - 17:33, 11 November 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 17:33, 11 November 2002
The next SAGE-IE meeting will take place tomorrow, 12th November, as usual at the HEAnet offices in Ballsbridge. The speaker is David Malone, and the topic is "802.11b and the Joy of WarCycling in Dublin".
Irish Linux pioneer dies
Posted By Adam Beecher - 22:26, 10 November 2002
Dr John O'Gorman of the University of Limerick, the author of a number of works on programming and computer science, died this week in Limerick.
China takes to open source Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:08, 6 November 2002
The People's Republic of China is emerging as one of the world's Open Source Linux operating system strongholds in software development, a new report has found.
New Linux kernel on the way
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:07, 6 November 2002
Version 2.6 of the Linux open-source operating system kernel should be ready by early next year. A partnership of Linux companies has announced completion of beta-testing on its first release of Linux applications.
NEC unveils fault-tolerant Linux server
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:06, 6 November 2002
NEC Corp has announced the European release of its first fault-tolerant Linux server, the Express5800/320La, which has been developed in conjunction with fault tolerant server specialist Stratus Technologies Inc.
Linux author dies
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 10:46, 6 November 2002
University of Limerick lecturer and author of Operating Systems with Linux John O'Gorman died last Sunday.
May he rest in peace.
Serious developments on the Western Seaboard
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 14:00, 1 November 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 14:00, 1 November 2002
There have recently been a number of disturbing rumours circulating on the list concerning some of these hax0r "linux" folk planning to invade a quiet little spot on the west of ireland. Whispers have been heard about consumption of a mysterious "Black Stuff". One source made mention of the dreaded E word (Exercise !), which was enough to strike fear into the heart of this reporter. This behaviour must be condemned by the moral upstanding majority, and avoided at all cost. For the depraved minority among ye that have an interest in such a perversion of all that is good and right, here's the dirt:
Dates: Friday 15th -> Sunday 17th Nov 2002
Place: Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland
Accomodation: See this mail.
Contact: Stephen Shirley
Opera Web Browser 6.1 for Linux Debuts
Posted By Adam Beecher - 08:56, 1 November 2002
Opera Software ASA on Thursday released its Web browser product, Opera 6.1 for Linux, for Intel and PowerPC users, as well as a new port to the FreeBSD Unix operating system.
European Commission eyes Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 08:56, 1 November 2002
The European Commission has awarded UK consultancy Netproject a pilot contract to examine deployment of open source software in government departments.
Namibia wisely spurns M$ 'gift' in favor of Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 08:52, 1 November 2002
The African nation of Namibia is large in area and small in population with considerable distances between communities. Imagine the challenges of getting its schools wired to the Net.
SuSE Linux makes its pitch for the Windows desktop
Posted By Adam Beecher - 18:36, 29 October 2002
SuSE is pitching for the mainstream office client market with the announcement today of SuSE Linux Desktop, which it ominously describes as the "first element of SuSE's product campaign for the utilization of Linux on workstations."
'SuSE Linux Office Desktop' to debut in January
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:46, 29 October 2002
SuSE announced a multi-stage product campaign for the corporate desktop deployment of SuSE Linux. Starting January 2003, small and medium-scale enterprises will be able to migrate to Linux on desktops using the 'SuSE Linux Office Desktop'.
Group outlines specs for Linux-based set-top boxes
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:45, 29 October 2002
AUSTIN, Tex.--The TV Linux Alliance here today announced the availability of its initial specifications for use in developing digital set-top boxes, based on the Linux operating system.
Trustix clinches China Secure Linux deal
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:41, 29 October 2002
Secure Linux operating system and software provider Trustix AS has signed a strategic partnership deal with Chinese server manufacturer Langchao Group to bundle its Trustix Linux Solutions Software (TLS) suite on the company's Intel-based hardware.
IBM's "Blue Gene" to run on Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:20, 25 October 2002
Linux will be the main operating system for IBM's upcoming family of "Blue Gene" supercomputers--a major endorsement for the operating system and the open-source computing model it represents.
Linux-Based App Connects Back-Office, Factory Floor
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:52, 23 October 2002
Vendor nMetric has detailed a new Linux-based application for manufacturers to manage their real-time scheduling of their supply chain and manufacturing shop floor.
LG enters PC market, rides Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:51, 23 October 2002
NEW DELHI: Korean consumer durables major LG on Tuesday entered the personal computer market with two low-priced models. Interestingly, LG also became the first Indian PC maker, which will be bundling its entire range of PCs (currently two) with the open software Linux.
Xandros Linux: 'It just works', even with Windows stuff
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:39, 23 October 2002
The "premier release" of Xandros, formerly known as Corel Linux, is being released today at the Xandros.com Web site. Individual users can pick up a copy for $99, and corporate/enterprise users will see a discount price for multiple licenses.
Features for Linux 3.0 Kernel Nearly Set
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:12, 22 October 2002
The feature set for the Linux 3.0 kernel, the next major update to the open source operating system, is close to being finalized and contributors are being told to submit their patches to the list of candidates as soon as possible.
IBM uses Linux on workstations for crash simulations
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:11, 22 October 2002
International Business Machines Corp has sold 108 computer workstations to DaimlerChrysler AG and has linked them using Linux software to make a mini-supercomputer for the automaker's crash simulations.
Wall St. Leans Toward Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:11, 22 October 2002
With a handful of key Wall Street brokerage firms acting as icebreakers, Linux is quickly gaining ground on Unix and Windows as a mission-critical operating system within the securities industry.
Website Hosting Vendors list updated
Posted By Ken Guest - 19:42, 21 October 2002
The list of companies providing website hosting services has been updated to include Host Ireland.
Secure Linux desktop begins shipping to UK police force
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:56, 18 October 2002
A pilot scheme which could see police forces throughout England and Wales switching to Linux desktops has kicked off with delivery of the first systems to the West Yorkshire force.
Support concerns holding Linux back
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:55, 18 October 2002
While there can be no doubt Linux-based solutions are making inroads into enterprise-level software and server markets, concern over service and support could be holding back further growth, according to analysts and industry pundits.
SuSE, Turbolinux pool Linux efforts
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:55, 18 October 2002
SuSE, based in Germany, and Turbolinux, based in Japan, announced a strategic agreement Thursday to jointly develop Linux operating system products for IBM's higher-end servers. The products will be based on SuSE's Enterprise Server software.
Mini-LBW In Doolin in November
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 00:00, 11 October 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 00:00, 11 October 2002
Despite the fact that hordes of Linux geeks drank local pubs dry, ate all their food, and set up a rather large wireless-lan, the residents of Doolin have allowed us to return to the town for a further weekend of hacking and drinking ...
Contact Stephen (address from link below) for more details ...
LSU Supercomputer Is Super Cheap
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:52, 5 October 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 17:52, 5 October 2002
SuperMike, a Beowulf cluster running 1,024 Intel Xeon processors and rated as eleventh fastest in the world, runs, you guessed it... Linux. It cost three millions dollars. I'll have three please.
SGI funds Linux advocate
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:01, 4 October 2002
One of the industry's oldest advocates of the Linux operating system has taken a position with high-end computer maker SGI.
IBM signs Linux server "utility" deal
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:00, 4 October 2002
IBM has named its first major customer of a utility-like service that lets customers rent access to Linux servers that IBM itself manages.
Ximian takes Linux management behind firewall
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:58, 4 October 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 15:58, 4 October 2002
Linux softare maker Ximian on Monday will release a new version of its Red Carpet software management tool, which enterprise customers can use to automatically deploy updates and security patches for Linux desktop and server software.
IDA Recommends Software Pooling
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:01, 3 October 2002
An IDA report has recommended that European administrations re-use each other's software. The study says a software pooling facility should be created, to which administrations can "donate" software, especially applications pertaining to the public sector.
Clustered Linux shines on commercial TPC-C test
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:38, 1 October 2002
Hewlett Packard Co, which has become perhaps the staunchest supporter of the TPC-C online transaction processing benchmark, is the first vendor out the door testing Oracle Corp's 9I Real Application Clusters (RACs) clustering software.
Red Hat Releases Red Hat Linux 8.0
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:50, 30 September 2002
Red Hat, Inc. today released Red Hat Linux 8.0, a highly versatile operating system designed for personal and small business computing. Red Hat Linux 8.0 combines leading-edge Linux technologies with a new graphical look and feel that offers users a polished, easy-to-use operating environment.
iPod on Linux... with GPLed software
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:08, 30 September 2002
gnuPod 0.2 has just been released. It's the first GPLed program that allows you to use your iPod under Linux. It has support for playlists and stores information in a XML file, so it's very easy to edit the data or write a frontend.
Red Hat's new Linux seeks to unify
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:07, 30 September 2002
Red Hat has begun an effort to use its position as the dominant seller of the Linux operating system to try to smooth over a long-running divide about the look and feel of the OS.
Ballmer: We'll outsmart open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:16, 25 September 2002
Although Microsoft cannot compete against Linux on price, the company will use its community of professionals to outsmart the open-source movement, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer told an audience of Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) in London on Monday.
IBM sells Linux to retailers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:15, 25 September 2002
IBM has made some progress in its effort to spread the Linux operating system far and wide, selling thousands of high-tech cash registers to two sizable customers.
Linux at the BBC
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:14, 25 September 2002
I'm sure you have heard of the BBC and will be aware of its long history in technical innovation, as the corporation invented NICAM and was among the first to offer high quality PAL colour television.
Distro Review: Linux From Scratch
Posted By Ken Guest - 01:03, 24 September 2002
John Gay has kindly reviewed Linux From Scratch for the website.
Posted By Ken Guest - 18:35, 19 September 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 18:35, 19 September 2002
As contributed by C&A Team
The EU is very active in supporting open source development by providing financial aids to European projects of interest, like OpenEvidence that was approved to be realized by a consortium of technology providers and users from 4 countries: Belgium, France, Italy and Estonia.
In this contest C&A is very proud to announce its OpenEvidence participation, integrating its Time Stamping technology, to this ?evidence creation and validation system? of electronic documents and activities.
The technology developed by the project can be used as basic building blocks to support such services as non-repudiation of electronic business transactions, property right protection and notarisation.
Implementations and demonstration services using the protocols defined in RFC 3029 (DVCS) and RFC 3161 (TSP) will be provided as initial activity.
An initial version of time stamping service can be also be tested on the C&A web site.
To learn more about OpenEvidence:
UnitedLinux might not be very GPL-friendly
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:39, 19 September 2002
UnitedLinux held a telephone party today to announce new general manager Paula Hunter and talk about its open beta release. Lots of curious journalists showed up. ... Our question: what about the GPL? (Also inside, an open letter to the UnitedLinux group from the FSF.)
New York Times Staff Editorial Promoting Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:34, 19 September 2002
cotyledon writes "Today's New York Times editorial (Free Blah-Di-Blah) describes Linux as good for consumers and good for programmers. It recommends "Government units abroad and in the United States and individual computer users should look for ways to support Linux and Linux-based products. The competition it offers helps everyone." This is the paper's opinion, btw, and not a guest columnist."
Sun's Linux PC cheaper, McNealy says
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:31, 19 September 2002
Sun Microsystems will get into the PC business next year, selling Linux-based desktops that will cost less than half to own and operate than comparable systems running Windows, Sun CEO Scott McNealy said Wednesday.
Linux worm causes peer pressure
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:18, 17 September 2002
The Linux Slapper worm had compromised more than 6,700 servers as of early Monday morning, and it continues to create a peer-to-peer attack network that could shut down even corporate Internet connections.
Red Hat nullifies KDE, Gnome
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:16, 17 September 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 09:16, 17 September 2002
Red Hat's Owen Taylor has been explaining why the distro has decided to erase the differences between the look and feel of its desktop offerings from KDE and Gnome. It should give even the most avid fans of competition between the two camps some pause for thought, and makes a nice counterpoint to Sun's desktop Linux announcements later this week.
Red Hat, IBM push Advanced Server on eServers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:13, 17 September 2002
IBM and Red Hat yesterday announced a deal that will see the two companies collaborate on the development, sales, and support of Red Hat's Linux Advanced Server operating system.
Marketing SIG - Next meeting
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 13:55, 16 September 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 13:55, 16 September 2002
[Updated] The next meeting of the Marketing SIG will take place at an as-yet undecided location on the evening of Wednesday the 25th of September ... more details on the marketing mailing list.
UnitedLinux readies first public showing
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:11, 14 September 2002
UnitedLinux said on Wednesday that it would release a preview version of its business-oriented Linux distribution to the public in the last week of September, the first chance most potential customers will have to evaluate the results of the combined effort.
Nomiations for FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:07, 14 September 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 17:07, 14 September 2002
The FSF and the GNU project request nominations for the 2002 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software. We want to give this award to a person who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of Free Software, through activities that accord with the spirit of software freedom.
Linux server worm exploits known flaw
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:54, 14 September 2002
A worm spreading among Linux servers late Friday takes advantage of a flaw discovered more than a month ago in a program designed to strengthen the privacy of Internet communications.
The state of enterprise Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:27, 9 September 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 10:27, 9 September 2002
Through 2007, the Linux market will surpass $9 billion in revenue, approaching 18 percent of total shipped revenues on an initial acquisition basis. Linux sales will tend toward high-volume, low-priced commodity platform shipments, as opposed to heavily configured systems of symmetric multiprocessing systems.
Balancing Linux and Microsoft
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:26, 9 September 2002
For nearly two years, Bruce Perens was a senior strategist for open-source software at Hewlett-Packard — an evangelist and rabble-rouser on behalf of a computing counterculture that is increasingly moving into the mainstream. Part of the job description, he was told, was to "challenge H.P. management."
Xbox Linux project releases SuSE 8.0 howto
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:25, 9 September 2002
The Xbox Linux Project has now produced a tutorial on installing SuSE 8.0 on an Xbox, and from the look of it, although getting SuSE running is something of a triumph, the Project still has a way to go before it can be said to have turned the Xbox into a cheap, low-hassle Linux client.
Linux & Main Interviews KDE & Gnome Release Managers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:45, 4 September 2002
The release managers of two projects, at least one of which is used by most Linux desktop users, were kind enough to endure an email interview by Linux and Main. They are KDE's Dirk Mueller and GNOME's Jeff Waugh. They are different personalities from different parts of the planet. Their answers are remarkable more for their similarities than for their differences.
Sun may play greater Open Source role
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:42, 4 September 2002
Its new role as a Linux evangelist could see Sun Microsystems Inc release features found in enterprise-level operating system servers to the open source community. A senior executive at Palo Alto, California-based Sun last week didn't rule-out the company's possible donation of high-end technologies to the open source community.
Natural Open Source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:51, 3 September 2002
The automated sequencing machine changed everything. Before it came along, the hackneyed image of the biologist in a white lab coat staring intently through a microscope with caged rats scurrying in the background was not so far from the truth.
Lobbying for insecurity
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:51, 3 September 2002
The U.S. National Security Agency's contribution to open-source security, Security-Enhanced Linux, found broad approval and support in geek forums from Wired News to Slashdot that are typically suspicious of the government.
Sun seeks many Davids for MS Office fight
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:42, 3 September 2002
Sun Microsystems Inc is hatching a set of XML data standards for use in desktop productivity applications, in attempt to unseat Microsoft Corp's domination of office applications, Gavin Clarke writes.
How Linux and Open Source are 'infiltrating' a startup
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:15, 28 August 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 14:15, 28 August 2002
Cariocas is a San Francisco-based startup that specializes in "brand relationship management" for large consumer product companies. Cariocas's "one man IT show" (his words), Daniel Curry, has gradually been introducing Linux and Open Source solutions to the company, and he says management has been happy with the results.
Michael Simms Interview
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:11, 28 August 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 14:11, 28 August 2002
Interview With Michael Simms of Linux Game Publishing and Tux Games.
SCO and Co. shore up UnitedLinux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:10, 28 August 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 14:10, 28 August 2002
Efforts to shore up the UnitedLinux effort continued yesterday, with big names joining SCO Group Inc to preach against fragmentation of the open source operating system.
Linux Bier Wanderung
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 00:00, 20 August 2002
The LinuxBierWanderung (Linux Beer Hike) comes to Ireland this year.
Taking place from the 24th to the 31st of August in Doolin, the LBW promises a multitude of interesting events for all ages.
If you're in the area, drop in ...
Post Red Hat knock-off, Sun still plans own Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:19, 19 August 2002
Sun Microsystems Inc has maintained that it will be developing its own extensions to the Linux operating system after confirming suggestions that its recently released Sun Linux 5.0 distribution is based almost entirely on Red Hat Inc's Linux 7.2.
IBM woos Linux developers with Borland deal
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:18, 19 August 2002
IBM is teaming with Borland Software Corp to drive its database among Windows developers unimpressed by changes to Visual Basic. The companies are today expected to announce bundling of Scotts Valley, California-based Borland's cross-platform, rapid application development (RAD) tools with IBM's DB2.
KDE fixes SSL hole as MS dithers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:14, 19 August 2002
New KDE binary RPMs have been released, as promised, with a fix for the SSL certificate vulnerability affecting Windows and Konqueror.
LSB certifications confuse Sun's Linux standards story
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:12, 16 August 2002
Red Hat Inc, SuSE Linux AG, and MandrakeSoft SA have become the first Linux distributors to have their versions of the open source operating system certified as compliant with the Free Standards Group's Linux Standards Base (LSB) specification.
Microsoft lobby opens fire on open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:25, 15 August 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:25, 15 August 2002
Microsoft and other software companies are ramping up a lobbying effort that aims to convince governments to think again about adopting open-source software.
Penguins Don Biz Attire
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:22, 15 August 2002
There are no magicians. No jugglers. Not even one parachuting penguin. All of the above have appeared at LinuxWorlds of the past, but this year the sideshow acts are gone.
Dell and Red Hat plan Linux migration services
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:20, 15 August 2002
Dell Computer Corp has signed a new agreement with Linux distributor Red Hat Inc through which the two companies will jointly deliver professional services designed help enterprise Unix users migrate to the Linux operating system.
Bring on the clones: Sun's Linux emerges
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:18, 14 August 2002
Sun's much feared, much vaunted Linux distro is now public, and users anticipating a revolutionary advance might be disappointed. It's essentially Red Hat Advanced Server - which Sun took a few jibes at yesterday.
Red Hat rolls out support for AMD's Hammer
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:15, 13 August 2002
In another vote of confidence for AMD's Hammer, Red Hat today announced plans to offer a version of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server optimized for the new processor family.
SSL defeated in IE and Konqueror
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:13, 13 August 2002
A colossal stuff-up in Microsoft's and KDE's implementation of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate handling makes it possible for anyone with a valid VeriSign SSL site certificate to forge any other VeriSign SSL site certificate.
Linux goes from strength to strength
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:07, 13 August 2002
San Francisco is playing host to one of the key gatherings for supporters of the open source software, the Linuxworld Expo.
Gobe Productive to be GPL'd
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 16:30, 12 August 2002
Another great (soon to be) open-source office suite for the world to savour !
First meeting of ILUG Marketing SIG
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 16:00, 12 August 2002
For anyone interested in marketing ILUG and / or Linux in Ireland, feel free to come along to the inaugural meeting of the ILUG Marketing SIG in
Messrs Maguire on Burgh Quay, Wednesday the 14th at 20:00
ADSL HowTo - Eircom IStream + SpeedTouch USB Modem
Posted By Ken Guest - 22:41, 7 August 2002
Declan McMullen's HowTo on configuring Eircom's I-Stream and a SpeedTouch USB modem is now available here at linux.ie.
IBM and Linux our biggest threats - Microsoft
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:51, 26 July 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 12:51, 26 July 2002
IBM and Linux combined represent a threat and inspiration as Microsoft Corp drives into enterprise computing, top company executives said yesterday.
Real seeks leg up with open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:01, 24 July 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:01, 24 July 2002
In a glitzy San Francisco hotel meeting room Monday, RealNetworks announced it would enlist the open-source community in the company's long-running battle against Microsoft.
U.K. government backs open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:57, 24 July 2002
The U.K. government confirmed on Monday that it will consider open-source software as a way to avoid getting locked into proprietary information technology products.
Capitalist tool Forbes tools up for Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:29, 22 July 2002
Notorious and self-confessed capitalist tool Forbes magazine has produced a Linux special report and - good heavens - it seems fair and positive. Not only that - the headlines and straplines on the intro page sound positively like an advertisement for Linux.
ILUG Marketing SIG
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 17:09, 18 July 2002
Announcing the formation of the ILUG Marketing Special Interests Group. The aim of this SIG is to further the promotion of Linux to businesses in Ireland.
The first meeting will be held on the 14th of August, in an, as yet, undecided location.
In the meantime, feel free to join the list, and have your say !
VMware updates server software
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:23, 16 July 2002
VMware, whose software lets a computer be split into several independent machines, released a new version of its lower-end server product Monday. GSX Server 2.0 is updated to run atop the newest versions of Linux from SuSE, MandrakeSoft and Red Hat, as well as Microsoft Windows .Net Server due this year.
Ogg Vorbis goes gold
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:22, 16 July 2002
Ogg Vorbis, the open source audio compression format, went gold today. With the release of the first full version, developers can create hardware or software products to encode or decode music files without restrictions, royalty payments, or limits on distribution.
Preinstalled Mandrake Linux PCs go live at Walmart
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:21, 16 July 2002
Newsforge notes that Mandrake Linux PCs finally went on sale at Walmart.com over the weekend. Prices range from $391 for a 900MHz Duron machine to $648 for a 2GHz Pentium 4 with CD-RW.
Microsoft bows to Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 20:40, 15 July 2002
Microsoft has for the first time sponsored a booth at LinuxWorld Expo, in a bid to make some connections in the open-source and Linux worlds.
Linux Not Just For Geeks Anymore
Posted By Adam Beecher - 20:39, 15 July 2002
It's official. The Linux operating system has secured its position on a very short list of products that can claim cult status. Since a Finnish student posted the first lines of Linux code on the Internet in 1991, hobbyists, investors, IT executives and blue-chip companies have been fascinated by its potential.
Linux hack attacks on the rise
Posted By Adam Beecher - 20:37, 15 July 2002
Hackers are increasingly targeting Web servers based on the Linux operating system, while the number of successful attacks on Windows systems decreases, according to a new report from a U.K. systems integrator.
Handy Tip: User Mode Linux (UML)
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 14:46, 9 July 2002
In the midst of todays wildfire outbreaks, Mel Gorman found the time to write a very informed review of User Mode Linux.
Thanks Mel !
Palm 'mulled Linux' for next-gen OS
Posted By Adam Beecher - 19:55, 8 July 2002
Palm Inc was considering Linux as the foundation of the next-generation PalmOS as recently as last spring, sources tell us. Palm eventually acquired Be Inc's development team last August, but internal discussions on the viability of a Linux-based handheld OS were taking place up to fifteen months ago.
EU calls for open source e-government
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:18, 8 July 2002
A report published by the European Commission is encouraging EU governments to share open source software resources as a way to cut down on e-government costs.
Intel invests in Linux clustering
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:20, 4 July 2002
Intel Corp has joined a group of Norwegian investment and technology companies in providing second-round funding to Linux-based clustering software company Scali AS.
Microsoft books LinuxWorld stand in bid for 'dialogue'
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:19, 4 July 2002
Microsoft is to exhibit at LinuxWorld Expo this August, and it appears that the company wants to be nice. Yesterday, Linux Today spotted the Beast's presence on the Expo exhibitor list, and after publicising this was contacted by an apparently kinder, gentler Microsoft.
The Great Open Source Giveaway
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:00, 4 July 2002
If you've been to a computer show in recent months you might have seen it: a shiny silver drink can with a ring-pull logo and the words "opencola" on the side. Inside is a fizzy drink that tastes very much like Coca-Cola. Or is it Pepsi?
New Apache worm starts to spread
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:00, 1 July 2002
Security experts are rushing to decode a worm program that exploits a 2-week-old flaw to infect computers running vulnerable versions of the popular open-source Apache Web server application.
IBM to let customers plug in to Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:59, 1 July 2002
IBM will begin offering a service Monday that lets customers buy Linux computing capacity from Big Blue in much the same way they buy kilowatt hours of electricity from the power company.
HP jump-starts Red Hat's Itanium agenda
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:50, 26 June 2002
Hewlett-Packard's strong backing for Intel's Itanium processor line has hastened Red Hat's plans to create a version of its flagship Advanced Server Linux for the high-end chip family.
The Essential Linux Bookshelf
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 11:36, 25 June 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 11:36, 25 June 2002
Paul Dunne has offered to write a condensed version of The Essential Linux Bookshelf (a group of articles he wrote for Kuro5hin.org) for the ILUG. In the meantime, here are some links to the original series of articles.
Essential Linux Bookshelf I
Essential Linux Bookshelf II
Essential Linux Bookshelf III
Essential Linux Bookshelf IV
Essential Linux Bookshelf V
Essential Linux Bookshelf VI
Essential Linux Bookshelf VII
Face to face with Matthew Szulik
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:08, 24 June 2002
CNET and ZDNET interview Red Hat's Chief Executive Matthew Szulik, touching on competition with Microsoft and Sun, Red Hat's resurging interest in the desktop, and competition within the Linux marketplace.
Red Hat: one of our Operating Systems is missing
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:13, 24 June 2002
Red Hat has axed its "other" operating system eCos, which formerly belonged to
Cygnus, and there's an analysis of why at Rick Lehrbaum's LinuxDevices site.
Galway LUG - new mailing list
Posted By Ken Guest - 15:42, 21 June 2002
Galway LUG now have their own mailing list.
Behind Linux's Struggle in Gov't
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:30, 13 June 2002
Proprietary software makers say they don't view Linux and its brethren as an immediate threat to their dominance inside the federal government. A Wired News survey of 14 Cabinet-level agencies found little official adoption of free operating systems and bureaucratic obstacles such as lists of approved products that stand in the way of future gains.
'Libertarian' group attacks open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 01:33, 13 June 2002
A libertarian organisation which lists Microsoft as a donor has kicked off a campaign against open source software, and recommended that government and federal institutions keep to proprietary systems.
NSA's super-secure Linux: more details
Posted By Adam Beecher - 01:30, 13 June 2002
Grant Wagner, technical director for NSA's Secure Systems Research Office, states that even though SELinux was not meant to be a complete security system, he knew that it would enhance security for those who chose to incorporate it.
Super-Secure Linux, Inch by Inch
Posted By Adam Beecher - 01:26, 13 June 2002
Super-secure additions to the Linux operating system are
inching closer to the mainstream. Developers have turned Security-Enhanced Linux
(SELinux), a prototype created in part by the National Security Agency, into a module that
operates almost seamlessly on the Linux operating system.
Linux Distributors Gang Up
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:58, 31 May 2002
Ending several days of speculation, Linux distributors Caldera, SuSE, Turbolinux and Conectiva confirmed on Thursday that they will band together under the UnitedLinux banner. The UnitedLinux consortium was formed to create a standardized distribution of the Linux operating system, and is designed to woo more businesses to the open-source operating system, according to executives of the four partner companies.
The Penguin Continues Its March
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:55, 31 May 2002
Linux is now proliferating on powerful government computer systems in the United States and abroad, with technology giants increasingly providing support. At a Tokyo trade show on Friday, IBM was announcing the sale of more than 75 Linux-based computer systems to U.S. agencies including the Air Force, the Defense, Agriculture and Energy departments and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Linux distros to unite
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:51, 30 May 2002
Linux distributors including Caldera, SuSE and TurboLinux are expected to join forces tomorrow to unite on a common distribution. The news was scooped by eWeek's Peter Galli, under the headline Linux vendors gang up on Red Hat, which gets to the point pretty well.
Red Hat clarifies stance on software patents
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:50, 30 May 2002
Linux distributor Red Hat has posted a statement on its Web site explaining why it both speaks out against software patents and seeks them. "Software patents generally impede innovation in software development and....are inconsistent with open source/free software," the document begins.
Red Hat banding for compatability
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:32, 29 May 2002
Linux provider Red Hat has launched a program aimed at strengthening relationships with other technology companies. In the company's "Alliance" program, "premier partners" will work with Red Hat to make their products compatible with its Linux enterprise products, including the recently announced Linux Advanced Server.
ILUG Annual General Meeting
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 01:15, 25 May 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 01:15, 25 May 2002
The ILUG AGM will be held in the morning of Saturday the 22nd of June.
[Venue And Time]
The venue is the Synge Lecture Theatre, in the Hamilton Building in Trinity College Dublin (TCD), from 0900hrs to 1300hrs.
Agenda will include the election of the new committee, and informative talks on varying topics.
Any further proposals for the agenda should be mailed to the committee @ linux .ie
Further details will follow as they become available...
Lindows judge throws the book at MS
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:12, 17 May 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 17:12, 17 May 2002
Lindows is a cock-a-hoop over a decision by a Seattle district court judge not to allow an injunction against the knock-off Linux distro. That's because "windows" is a generic term, according to the Judge, denying the Microsoft motion.
Giant Steps for a Software Upstart
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:11, 17 May 2002
Linux is gaining momentum in nearly all corners of computing, and more and better programs now run on it. Now, it just needs a business model.
Linux makes news with Reuters
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:10, 17 May 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 17:10, 17 May 2002
Reuters Group PLC Thursday announced that it has teamed with Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Red Hat to port its system for aggregating market news and data, called Reuters Market Data System (RMDS), to Intel-based servers running Linux.
2002 Linux Web Browser Review
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:05, 8 May 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 16:05, 8 May 2002
Title says it all. Rob Valliere reviews Konqueror, Netscape, Galeon, Mozilla & Opera. Spoiler: Galeon, Moz and Opera win!?
A business case for open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:03, 8 May 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 16:03, 8 May 2002
Fluff piece by Michael A. Olson, president and CEO of Sleepycat Software, the developer of the open-source Berkeley DB, an embedded database engine. Fluff, but nice to see on C|NET News.com.
Linux networks much cheaper than Windows - report
Posted By Adam Beecher - 19:21, 3 May 2002
Total cost of ownership (TCO) for medium-sized companies is up to a third lower for Linux than for Windows based systems, according to Australian IT services firm Cybersource.
How would Kermit look in a red hat?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 18:38, 30 April 2002
Miss Piggy and Kermit apparently like Linux. Red Hat, the leading seller of the operating system, said Tuesday that Jim Henson's Creature Shop is using its version of Linux to power its design studio and other digital projects.
Alan Cox attacks the European DMCA
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:30, 30 April 2002
Alan Cox has issued a wake up call to the Linux community amid concerns that the pending European Union Copyright Directive (EUCD) could stymie open source development.
Next Midlands LUG Meeting
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:54, 30 April 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:54, 30 April 2002
The next Midlands LUG meeting will be on May 3rd in Peter Clarke's Geryhound Bar on Dublin St., Longford.
Alan Cox stars in EU copyright protest debate
Posted By Adam Beecher - 05:43, 28 April 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 05:43, 28 April 2002
Linux heavyweight Alan Cox is to speak on a debate next week about the proposed European Union Copyright Directive which has alarmed many in the Internet community.
SuSE touts user-friendly v8.0
Posted By Adam Beecher - 05:42, 28 April 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 05:42, 28 April 2002
SuSE Linux aims to make its open source distribution more user friendly with version 8.0 of its Professional Edition, launched today.
Downloads section updated: PWman
Posted By Ken Guest - 15:40, 25 April 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 15:40, 25 April 2002
The downloads section has been updated to include PWman (password manager) by Ivan Kelly.
Midlands@linux.ie mailing list
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:28, 23 April 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:28, 23 April 2002
The Midlands LUG now have their very own firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
More foreign banks switching to Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 21:29, 22 April 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 21:29, 22 April 2002
ZDNet: A New Zealand bank has become the latest institution to adopt the open-source Linux operating system. According to reports, the bank is to move all its branches to the Linux platform.
Extremadura Measures: Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 00:47, 21 April 2002
Wired News: The poorest region of Spain has adopted Linux as the official operating system of public schools and offices, in hopes of improving the area's vast technological and economic lag.
HP to build Linux supercomputer
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:28, 17 April 2002
CNET: Hewlett-Packard announced a high-profile contract Tuesday to build a Linux-powered supercomputer for the U.S. Department of Energy. The $24.5 million supercomputer will be capable of processing 8.3 trillion calculations per second (8.3 teraflops), according to HP.
FSF ask Lindows: 'Where's the Source?'
Posted By Adam Beecher - 21:08, 13 April 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 21:08, 13 April 2002
NewsForge: Bradley Kuhn, vice president of the Free Software Foundation, says the organization is contacting LindowsOS representatives because the company has not included source code with its "sneak preview" releases. (Also see Bruce Peren's open letter to Michael Robertson.)
Red Hat CEO named chairman
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:11, 13 April 2002
CNET: Red Hat, the leading seller of the Linux operating system, on Thursday named Chief Executive Matthew Szulik chairman of the board of directors.
Linux.ie at the ICT Expo
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 15:06, 11 April 2002
Live webcam is here ...
Apache 2.0 Released
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:13, 6 April 2002
The Apache Software Foundation has announced the first General Availability version of Apache HTTPD Server 2.0. Apache 2.0.35 is the first version of Apache recommended for use on production websites.
Polish Linux Reviewed
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:18, 4 April 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 13:18, 4 April 2002
John Looney wrote a review of Polish Linux...
Multiplatform Streaming MP3 Server
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:47, 3 April 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:47, 3 April 2002
Edna is a streaming mp3 server written in python - there are certainly other mp3 server solutions available for linux (icecast etc.) but this one is nice - it takes about 10 seconds to set up (literally) and because it's Python it can be run on un*x or Windows for those of us who must use both...
As contributed by Eoin Kelly
Linux App Writer Wows Skeptics
Posted By Adam Beecher - 22:20, 2 April 2002
Code free or die
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:32, 2 April 2002
Salon: A new biography of Richard Stallman looks at how the free software mastermind got to be so single-mindedly stubborn.
Linux.ie at ICT-e-Xpo
Posted By Ken Guest - 16:00, 2 April 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 16:00, 2 April 2002
linux.ie have kindly been donated a stand at this year's ICT e-Xpo (April 9th/11th, RDS, Dublin). We will have plenty of people to answer your questions and much more besides.
Visit us on stand K6!
Next Midlands LUG Meeting
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:46, 2 April 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:46, 2 April 2002
The next Midlands LUG meeting will be once again at Clarke's pub on Dublin
St. in Longford next Friday, 5th April at 7:30pm.
First Midlands LUG meeting a success.
Posted By Ken Guest - 15:57, 29 March 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 15:57, 29 March 2002
The firt meeting of the Midlands LUG was a success and mentioned in the Longford Leader.
Mozilla 1.0 nears release
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:41, 29 March 2002
CNET: The long-awaited open-source version of the Netscape Web browser has reached a major development milestone as it nears a first official release.
StarOffice 6.0 Released to MandrakeClub Members
Posted By Adam Beecher - 19:36, 28 March 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 19:36, 28 March 2002
MandrakeSoft today announced that the new version of the premier Office Suite for Linux, StarOffice 6.0, is immediately available as a download for Mandrake Linux Club Members.
Linux and Office: What a Concept
Posted By Adam Beecher - 19:31, 28 March 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 19:31, 28 March 2002
Wired News: A Window has just opened wide for Linux users. With Codeweaver's CrossOver Office, Linux users can install and use Microsoft Office on their PCs without the Windows operating system.
Merrill Lynch take Linux to the desktop, laptop, server...
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:34, 28 March 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 09:34, 28 March 2002
Merrill Lynch have announced plans to roll out Linux company-wide, not just on a departmental scope. This is significant because ML is a huge business which is now essentially trusting its very existence to Linux across the board.
Mandrake plea for help
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:20, 14 March 2002
Mandrake are in a tight-spot, financially speaking.
They are long-term viable and just need a bit of a helping hand to be able to survive long enough.
Flaw leaves Linux computers vulnerable
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:50, 12 March 2002
CNET: A flaw in a software-compression library [zlib] used in all versions of Linux could leave the lion's share of systems based on the open-source operating system open to attack, said sources in the security community on Monday.
Linux hacker: What the future holds for Linux
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:25, 11 March 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:25, 11 March 2002
ZDOZ: A Linux 'kernel hacker' gives his views on the GPL, 64-bit computing and why grandmothers should want to use Linux.
New ILUG Secretary
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 08:00, 8 March 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 08:00, 8 March 2002
Our Secretary, Noel, resigned on Tuesday for personal reasons. Under the Constitution we would normally be required to hold an EGM to elect a replacement, but in this instance the Committee have decided to invoke the second part of Article 7.2 (As an EGM would have been on Patrick's Weekend) and Co-Opt Ken Guest into the role.
Open Source Is on the Air
Posted By Adam Beecher - 13:47, 5 March 2002
Wired: Listen up, Linux lovers, they're playing your song. For the past month -- and for the next 500 days or so -- Free Radio Linux will transmit a computerized reading of the Linux operating system.
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 17:30, 4 March 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 17:30, 4 March 2002
As we near the ICT Expo and LinuxWorld, the committee
are looking for people willing to present talks and papers on relevant topics. Anyone with an axe to grind, or something to shout about, now's your chance
Longford & Roscommon LUG forming
Posted By Ken Guest - 09:45, 4 March 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:45, 4 March 2002
Catherine Ansbro and others in Longford/Roscommon are interested in forming a LUG.
If you are interested, please email her at your earliest convenience.
Sun to charge for StarOffice (Linux and Windows)
Posted By Adam Beecher - 23:30, 25 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 23:30, 25 February 2002
The Register: Sun Microsystems is to charge for Linux and Windows versions of the StarOffice suite with the launch of the next version of the office productivity suite in May.
Recommended reading for newbies
Posted By Ken Guest - 15:47, 25 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 15:47, 25 February 2002
The linux.ie webmaster team is looking for some kind hearted soul to write a list of recommended reading for newbies that would gently ease them into the world of Linux.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in writing this.
On The Nature of Linux
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:38, 25 February 2002
Mark Finlay has written an introduction to Linux covering the theory, how it differs under the hood from Windows and what it can do for you.
Open Source in Primary Education
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:05, 25 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:05, 25 February 2002
David Howe, Chairman of the National Parent
Council-Primary (NPC-P) Wicklow Branch, has written an article describing the lack of Freedom of Choice
available to Open Source adopters at primary school level.
Full-fledged Linux coming to IBM servers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 14:16, 22 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 14:16, 22 February 2002
CNET: Full-fledged 64-bit versions of Linux will arrive for IBM servers that previously had to make do with lesser software, Big Blue is expected to announce in the next month.
Linux-loving McNealy dons penguin outfit
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 11:44, 20 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:44, 20 February 2002
SAN FRANCISCO--In a move to erase doubts about the sincerity of Sun Microsystems' move to embrace the Linux operating system, Chief Executive Scott McNealy took the stage Thursday wearing a penguin suit.
Microsoft may lose its trademark on Windows TM
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 10:30, 19 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 10:30, 19 February 2002
And the suit has given Lindows new ambitions. "There's a strong chance that Microsoft may lose its trademark on Windows," said Vice President of Marketing John Bromhead. He also said the company has some backup names prepared in case it loses.
ILUG News Search Engine
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:02, 15 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:02, 15 February 2002
We're happy to say you can now search the ILUG news.
The simplest way to do a search is select "Search ILUG News" from the drop down to the left, tap your query in and click the search button.
MS chief lashes out at German Free Software petition
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:48, 9 February 2002
The Register: A petition lobbying for the use of Free Software in the German Bundestag has rattled Microsoft Germany sufficiently for the company to retaliate. Microsoft Deutschland chairman and EMEA VP Kurt Sibold has responded to the ringleaders, complaining of discrimination, and of being accused of being a hindrance to democracy.
Mandrake Linux 8.2 Beta
Posted By Adam Beecher - 18:31, 8 February 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 18:31, 8 February 2002
A beta of Mandrake Linux 8.2 has been made available on the Mandrake mirrors. Some information on the release is available, as well as some screenshots.
Why the hp-compaq merger is good for linux
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 09:46, 7 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 09:46, 7 February 2002
By joining forces with Compaq, we are more powerfully positioned to lead the march toward open-standards and Linux than either company could on its own. We have an unwavering commitment to do our part to help Linux continue to mature as a platform, and we look forward to continuing to participate and contribute within the development community.
Tips section resurrected
Posted By Ken Guest - 06:35, 7 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 06:35, 7 February 2002
Our old Tips Section which we dropped ages ago has been given a working over and is now ready for 'prime-time' use.
Linux security auditing to get a boost
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:21, 6 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 11:21, 6 February 2002
CNET: A US government-funded initiative announced on Tuesday aims to boost code review of open-source software to prevent security holes.
Testers ponder Lindows preview
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:19, 6 February 2002
CNET: Lindows, the start-up that is promising to merge the worlds of Windows and Linux to create an alternative to Microsoft software, has released a preview that has left some Linux customers and analysts with more questions than answers.
IBM linux evangelist elected as CEO
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 17:17, 5 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 17:17, 5 February 2002
Mr. Palmisano, 50, became president and chief operating officer of IBM in September 2000 after holding leadership positions in virtually all of IBM's operating units. During his tenure as head of IBM Global Services, the business unit's revenues grew nearly 30 percent to $32.2 billion.
IBM: Linux is already paying off
Posted By Bryan Hunt - 17:05, 5 February 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 17:05, 5 February 2002
IBM has revealed that they have recouped almost all of their $1 billion investment in Linux during 2001...
Gnome to be based on .NET - de Icaza
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:49, 2 February 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 16:49, 2 February 2002
Register: How much do you love Microsoft's .NET? Enough to trust your Gnome applications to its APIs in the future?
E*Trade moves to Linux servers
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:41, 1 February 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 11:41, 1 February 2002
CNET: E*Trade announced Thursday that it is the latest company to jump on the Linux bandwagon.
The online brokerage is moving its computer systems over to IBM servers that run the operating system.
Breakthrough for Penguin-Heads
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:40, 1 February 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 11:40, 1 February 2002
Wired: The Free Standards Group released two tools on Thursday intended to ensure that all Linux applications can run on any Linux Standard Base-compliant version of the open source operating system: LSB 1.1 and Li18nux 1.0.
Telecom giants join Linux effort
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:50, 31 January 2002
CNET: Several telecommunications companies have begun an effort to improve Linux for their own market, an offshoot of a project geared toward making Linux beefier for high-end servers.
Posted By Adam Beecher - 11:43, 31 January 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 11:43, 31 January 2002
>UPDATED< A few LinuxWorld stories: Carly
keeps cool on Linux, US mulls Linux for world's biggest computer (The Register); Linux Puts On the Formal Wear (Wired).
Sony to sell Linux kits for PlayStation 2
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:41, 30 January 2002
CNET: Sony said Wednesday it would start selling Linux operating system kits for Linux programmers in coming months to allow Linux applications to run on its PlayStation 2 game console.
Linus Does Not Scale
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:04, 29 January 2002
Slashdot: "Seems like everybody's getting more and more frustrated by Linus' (in-) ability to handle patches. Rob Landley just wrote an "RFC on Penguin Patch Management" wherein he proposes a "Penguin Patch Lieutenant" system that he believes would scale better."
Open Source's Dot-Net Less Open
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:28, 28 January 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 16:28, 28 January 2002
Wired News: The architects of the Mono Project, an open-source version of Microsoft's .Net standard, have decided to alter the project's license to make it easier for corporations to contribute code to the initiative.
LinuxWorld Expo Gets Serious
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:27, 28 January 2002
Edited by Adam Beecher - 16:27, 28 January 2002
Wired News: Long a bastion of geeks with seemingly wild dreams, this year's LinuxWorld Expo will be focused on purely practical matters instead.
Linux on mainframes enters phase 2
Posted By Adam Beecher - 16:26, 28 January 2002
C|NET: In an inversion of the usually cutting-edge world of Linux, many of the announcements coming out of the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo this week will have a retro flavor, as companies that specialize in software for the oldfangled mainframe move to embrace the comparatively new operating system.
Update your Who's Who entry by yourself.
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:18, 28 January 2002
Anybody who has a "Who's who" entry on the website can now update
his entry by himself.
Doing this is fairly intuitive once you have gone to
http://linux.ie/login and logged in.
Connection Scripts section updated
Posted By Ken Guest - 12:46, 24 January 2002
A modified version of wvdial.conf from the ILUG BBC has been added to the Connection Scripts Section.
This version has entries for DOL and using a Nokia 9110 as the modem.
Linux to help police with their enquiries?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:48, 22 January 2002
The Register: An influential UK police advisory body has embarked on a three-month feasibility study on using Linux on police force desktops throughout England and Wales.
AOL denies bidding for Red Hat
Posted By Adam Beecher - 17:47, 22 January 2002
C|NET: AOL Time Warner said Tuesday that it is not in negotiations that could lead to an acquisition of Linux manufacturer Red Hat.
How to build a fileserver with a capacity of over 1 terabyte.
Posted By Ken Guest - 16:17, 22 January 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 16:17, 22 January 2002
Mark Kilmartin describes how he built a rackmounted FBFS (fileserver) with a capacity of over 1024 Gb.
Update: Alcita, providers of the IDEPlex are now called Unicore Technologies; the article has been updated accordingly.
Thanks to Gary Smith for the update.
Distribution Review: Astaro Secure Linux
Posted By Ken Guest - 14:04, 22 January 2002
Fergal Moran has written a review of Astaro Secure Linux
Who wins if AOL swallows RedHat?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 12:31, 20 January 2002
The Register: It's hard to imagine of a deal that would allow Microsoft to pose as a champion of choice and plurality, but the acquisition of the leading Linux company by dismal media conglomerate AOL/Time Warner may just do the trick.
Warnings to Red Hat about AOL Buyout
Posted By Adam Beecher - 10:02, 20 January 2002
Slashdot: andyo from O'Reilly
submitted linkage to a report he wrote over there where he urges Red Hat to
about letting AOL eat them.
Talks about GNN, as well as Netscape. I'm sure this isn't the last
word we'll hear on this subject either.
AOL in Negotiations to Acquire Red Hat
Posted By Adam Beecher - 09:46, 20 January 2002
Washington Post: AOL Time Warner Inc. is in talks to buy Red Hat Inc., a prominent distributor of a computer operating system, an acquisition that would position the media giant to challenge archrival Microsoft Corp., according to sources familiar with the matter.
Korea migrates 120K civil servants to Linux desktop
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:03, 14 January 2002
The Register: The Korean government is to buy 120,000 copies of Hancom Linux Deluxe this year, enough to switch 23 per cent of its installed base Microsoft user to open source equivalents.
The Simputer: A handheld for the masses?
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:34, 12 January 2002
C|NET: Linux-powered handsets in the news again. Is this the closest Linux will ever get to the mainstream, or is it just the beginning? (Jack Handey woz 'ere!)
Microsoft "Settlement" Thrown Out
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:30, 12 January 2002
I know, I know, it has more bearing on MacOS than Linux, and it's gloating, but it has to be posted. Coverage on C|NET, Wired and The Register. Neah! :)
UK fails to make the most of open source
Posted By Adam Beecher - 15:22, 12 January 2002
The Register: UK firms are failing to exploit open source software as much as they might because of uncertainty about its business benefits.
Ogle included in the "Alternatives to Windows Software" page.
Posted By Ken Guest - 14:26, 9 January 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 14:26, 9 January 2002
The "Alternatives to Windows Software" page has been updated to include mention of the Ogle DVD player.
Fitzmaurices.net no longer provide a webhosting service
Posted By Ken Guest - 13:05, 9 January 2002
Edited by Ken Guest - 13:05, 9 January 2002
Fitzmaurices.net no longer provide a webhosting service, accordingly the Webhosting Vendors page as been updated.
Appropriate penalties for Microsoft ?
Posted By Proinnsias Breathnach - 12:40, 2 January 2002
Edited by Proinnsias Breathnach - 12:40, 2 January 2002
As contributed by mel mcweeney
Dennis E. Powell has an excellent article on this case on the LinuxPlanet Website . He suggests that the best way Linux users can help the cause of Linux is by taking pen to paper (or since the Anthrax alerts -email) to let the DOJ know why appropriate penalties are so important.
I'd suggest everyone read the article and if you see fit, email the DOJ.
From the article: "Bear in mind that if you choose to comment -- and you should -- it must arrive before January 27. "
I've submitted mine, so should you.